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Help with a Mystery: Adela Lintelmann's Portraits


Who are these people?
The work of Adela Smith Lintelmann (1902 - 1996) is currently on display in the Hudson Park Reference Room Gallery.

Adela Smith Lintelmann's art career spanned nearly seventy years and she was a role model for both artists and feminists. In her native British Columbia, she established herself as a mathematician and then, on attending a lecture by an established Canadian artist, she was inspired to paint. With her characteristic adventurous spirit and armed with only her degree, a teaching certificate and a course in typing, she left Vancouver for New York and the Art Students League. To support her dream she worked her way up at the New York Stock Exchange to become one of the first women stock brokers on Wall Street.

During her art career 'Linty', as she became known, studied with such luminaries as Kimon Nicolaides, Robert Brackman, Robert Phillip, Robert Beverly Hale, Xavier Gonzales, Daniel Dickerson and IIona Royce-Smithkin. She became a trustee of the American Fine Arts Society, a member of Artists Equity, Artists Fellowship, National Arts Club, American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club and the Pen and Brush.

Linty specialized in floral and still life arrangements but on display at Hudson Park are some fine portraits. Unfortunately the subjects of the paintings are not identified, so if you are a long-time Village resident or if you knew Linty, perhaps you can help us out. Come by and identify the subjects of our portraits.


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That's an interesting idea,

That's an interesting idea, the identification of a painting's unknown subject - at least to me. I'm currently working on some ideas about painting and imagination for a play. I'd be interested in any responses you might get.

Adela Smith Lintelmann

John Flood , I have an original painting of Adela S Lintelmann given to my family by Adela (Ada) when she relocated to New York from Canada , This is some of her earliest work, I have had this painting since moving from the east coast to California and would like to sell it , could you provide me with a name of a broker or gallery that would be interested in buying this original or could you help me sell it , Plus I may know the name of the person who modeled for Ada in your painting. Please contact me by phone or email , Neil McMullen; 916 645 3057 Thank you for your time, address; 177 East 8th.Street , Lincoln ,California 95648

Adela S Lintelmann

I have also come into the possession of an original Adela Smith Lintelmann portrait. Did you have any luck in sourcing a broker or gallery that might help identify this person? It was framed and found in Vancouver, BC.

Adele Smith Lintelmann

She was my great aunt from my mother's side of the family. I called her Aunt Ada. I visited her in Vancouver during the summertime with my family.

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